Ambience Inn

Ambience Inn

28 Wally Scott Street, White River 1240 South Africa
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5.0
#4 of 10 B&Bs in White River
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Ambience Inn is a small, comfortable, down to earth bed and breakfast with beautiful gardens in a safe environment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bowling offsite
Baggage storage
Concierge
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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CCTSA wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a little gem so glad I found ambience inn
Such beautiful gardens and pool, the rooms are quaint and personal with all necessary luxuries
The hosts go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and completely at home
Breakfast was to die for, fresh home style, everything you would want for a holiday breakfast banquet was available
A very memorable experience
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Greetings. Thanks very much for your lovely feedback. It was our pleasure to host you and we enjoyed your company and the wine ! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and get home safely. Best wishes Issy and Hannes
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SunnyW358 wrote a review Nov 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The first thing we noticed when we entered the hotel grounds was the peace & quiet amidst the greenery not very far from a city. Despite the lack of rain, hotel grounds have been beautifully maintained. The elongated bluish pool was a nice addition to the green landscape. It was obvious that a lot of love & care has gone into attending to every detail to keep Ambience Inn a serene place.

Our room was spacious enough for two people, spotless and beautifully decorated. It included all amenities we needed and had a sturdy comfortable bed with a mosquito net. Outdoor shower and the hammock were great additions to the accommodation. We benefited from the strong & steady free Wi-Fi connection inside and outside of the room.

We felt welcome and cared for from the moment we arrived and accepted the welcome glass of wine and beer to the moment Hannes & Issy said goodbye to us two days later. They spoiled us with a sumptuous breakfast presented beautifully and served with so much love & care. Issy gave us good tips on dining options and we also enjoyed chatting with them about everything under the sun.

Needless to say, we loved our stay and the people who made us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AmbienceLover, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 13 Dec 2016
Greetings from the Lowveld ! I do apologize for the late response to your review Sunny. Wow, we're really humbled by your feedback and honestly it was our pleasure to have you here at Ambience and your review means a lot to us and our staff. Thank you very much. Say hello to Gereon, happy holidays and all the best for 2017. Sincerely, Issy & Hannes
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Kathy S wrote a review Sept 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot add much more to what has already been written except to say that I agree with all the previous reviewers that this is a wonderful place to stay in the area of the Kruger Park, Nelspruit and White River. The B&B is very clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, including some magnificent original art in the dining area. Each room has a patio overlooking a beautiful, indigenous tropical garden, where the clivias were in full bloom, and there are many interesting orchids. It was tranquil and serene. Breakfasts were superb, especially the fresh fruit and freshly made juice. Rusks in the rooms with the tea were also great. Service was friendly and very competent, but discrete and unobtrusive. We also received great advice on restaurants in the area for other meals, road conditions, and tourist attractions in the area. I completely recommend this B&B and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 15 Sept 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip advisor, following your recent stay at Ambience. We have shared your comments with our staff and are extremely proud to have made your stay a relaxed and memorable one. Kind regards, Issy & Hannes
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Heila R wrote a review Dec 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing stays with Issy and Haynes. Tranquil, beautiful and home away from home. The rooms are immaculate(coming from someone who once occupied all of them. And the outside shower is a must!
Breakfast time is so special. Issy always catered to all my fussy needs and the avos are from the garden.
Issy and Hannes will always have a very special place in our families' hearts. Even if we don't see them that often, they became family.
And also LGBTQI friendly
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 20 Dec 2018
Greetings Heila ! Wow, what a lovely surprise, thanks so much for your kind comments. We always enjoyed your company and it was a real pleasure spoiling you. Best wishes for Christmas and the new year. Warm regards, Issy & Hannes
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happy2bJohannesburg wrote a review Jan 2016
Chartwell, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night at this beautiful b&b. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Izzy and Hannes for your unbelievable hospitality and for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. Once again we had an amazing stay. Breakfast was beautiful, with a fruit platter to start, and a full cooked breakfast to follow. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable with a "stoep" outside each room to sit on and catch up with family whom we came to visit. Outside shower is always a hit as it feels so risque. Thank you for the loan of your belt Izzy. Who would have guessed the owner would lend his belt to my husband who left his at home. What a nice touch. Thanks once again. Will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AmbienceLover, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 25 Jan 2016
Good morning and thank you so much for the lovely surprise review as well for your repeat business ! It really is our pleasure. Our guests always enjoy the private outside showers - even in Winter. It was great seeing you again after so many years and we look forward to your next visit – maybe for your birthday next time ! Thanks, Issy & Hannes
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Nicqi_m wrote a review Feb 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided last minute to travel to White River and we were lucky to find Ambience Inn on the travel website. I was highly impressed with the pictures on the website and it was my first choice out of guesthouses in the area. Hannes was very friendly and helpful when we made the booking literally an hour before we got there. And the welcome was warm. The guesthouse is beautiful and in a stunning part of town - a real hidden gem at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Loved the outdoor shower and pool.

We hope to visit again soon!
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 07 Feb 2013
Thanks for your words of encouragement. and the overwhelmingly positive review, regards Hannes and Issy
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Efo_12 wrote a review Dec 2012
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ambience Inn is a wonderful place! Very tastfully furnished rooms with pivate backyards also with outdoor showers. Incredibly beautiful garden with a nice pool. The Hosts Issy and Hannes serve a delicious breakfast and take very good care of their guests. This was my third visit and I can really recommend Ambience Inn!
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Date of stay: November 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All six rooms are excellent!
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Response from Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn
Responded 31 Dec 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at Ambience. Al the best for 2013, Issy & Hannes
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Ina V wrote a review Jul 2012
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With the beautiful gardens, relaxed atmosphere and most wonderfull hosts, always a place where you can relax and find calmness in a otherwise hectic lifestyle. The rooms are spacious and very clean. I have visit them on several occasions and will definitely stay there again. I already have reccomended them to other travelers as well.
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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ShaaziaW wrote a review Mar 2012
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a birthday celebration holiday to the Kruger National Park and couldn't of chosen a better place to relax and unwind. The host welcomed us with complimentary drinks which was so refreshing and needed after a long drive! The rooms are cosy, very neat and extremely clean. Outside showers are a bonus especially in the hot summer temperatures. The best part of course were the breakfasts that were always on time every morning. Knowing that I was vegetarian they went out of their way to make meals with a personal touch and extremely delicious. We will definitely be staying at Ambience Inn again on future trips to Mpumalanga.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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HerbTreger wrote a review Sept 2010
Mathias, West Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had used a number of bed and breakfast establishments in the Nelspruit/White River area before finding Ambience Inn in White River. Ambience is now a place I consider home. It's an easy 45-minute airline flight from Johannesburg, and I customarily pop over when in Johannesburg/Pretoria on business since I'm guaranteed fresh highlands air, a good night of sleep, and a nice choice of gourmet restaurants.

White River is an upscale golf resort for Johannesburg, and Ambience Inn fits right in with the tone of the town. It's also very convenient for Kruger Park visits, as well.

Issy De Lira, one of the two owners, can arrange airline flights to Kruger-Mpumalanga as well as a car rental there. His arrangements are flawless. I know that all I need to do for a relaxing weekend is to show up at OR Tambo in Johannesburg, board the South African Airlink flight, and the rest is taken care of for me.

Ambience is conveniently located between the city of Nelspruit and the trendy, country-style shopping and crafts center known as Casterbridge Farm. Issy can make reservations at any of the top restaurants in the area and is always spot-on with his selections.

Ambience caters to a large diplomatic clientele from Mozambique so your fellow guests will be multi-national and multi-lingual. It's a sophisticated group of guests and a quiet, comfortable environment. I highly recommend Ambience Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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esmondl601 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Perth, Australia89 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just simply magic and you feel at home anywhere on the premises"
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Greg M wrote a tip Oct 2018
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms look out to the garden and pool"
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Vicky Lombard wrote a tip Nov 2017
Pretoria, South Africa190 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Business Guesthouse, No Children, Comfortable, Clean,"
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slocombefamily wrote a tip Aug 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Offers peace and tranquility"
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david12342 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom54 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms appeared similar"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,187 - R 1,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaWhite River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambience Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ambience Inn?
Nearby attractions include Casterbridge Cinema (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ambience Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ambience Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ambience Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambience Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ambience Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Bear Spur Steak Ranch, Phat Boys Beer House, and Isabella's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ambience Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ambience Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
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